Bonnet, Céline, Bouamra-Mechemache, Zohra, Réquillart, Vincent and Treich, Nicolas (2020) Viewpoint: regulating meat consumption to improve health, the environment and animal welfare. Food Policy, vol. 97 (n° 101847). pp. 1-11.

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Identification Number : 10.1016/j.foodpol.2020.101847


Meat consumption has increased significantly in the last 50 years. This trend raises various health and environmental issues, as well as moral concerns regarding farm animal welfare. In this paper, we discuss the regulation of meat consumption in developed countries. Specifically, we discuss possible justifications for this regulation in terms of environmental, health and animal welfare considerations, as well as the effect of fiscal, informational and behavioral regulatory instruments. Finally, we present a list of challenges that policy makers and food scholars may need to confront in the future.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: December 2020
Refereed: Yes
Place of Publication: Guildford
Uncontrolled Keywords: Meat consumption, Regulation, Health, Environment, Climate change, Animal welfare
JEL Classification: H31 - Household
Q11 - Aggregate Supply and Demand Analysis; Prices
Q52 - Pollution Control Adoption Costs; Distributional Effects; Employment Effects
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2021 15:13
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2022 12:45
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